Iveco has announced its dealers have started taking orders for its new flagship truck range in Australia, the S-WAY, with the  company  expecting the first of them  to arrive here in the first half of 2023.

Iveco says it is in the final stages of local validation and testing of the new range, which has seen several models in rigid, single trailer and B-Double configuration travel the country under full working conditions, accumulating thousands of kilometres. As part of the program the company says  that B-Double variants  have also operated for extended periods at 70t GCM  which it says is to ensure the ‘reliability and robustness of the trucks’.

Iveco says the S-WAY line-up will be available in 4×2 and 6×4 prime movers and as rigids in 6×2, 6×4 and 8×4 configurations. It says there  will also be three Euro 6-rated engines  offered across the line-up with five output options, delivering power and torque that spans from 340hp (251kW) and 1400Nm to a 550hp (419kW) and 2500Nm.

Coupled to the engines will be Iveco’s version of the ZF Traxon AMT  what it calls the  Hi-Tronix in 12 and 16-speed guise, which the company says ensures ‘seamless gear changes, torque optimisation and an extended operating life’.Other features of the driveline include anti-idling capabilities and Eco Mode Plus, functions that Iveco says reduce fuel use.

Iveco says the S-WAY’s  aerodynamic cabin design will also assist fuel efficiency and reduce operating costs,  which it puts down to a reshaped roof, optimised mirror design, high efficiency A-Pillar covers, and a host of other new styling introductions, resulting in a cabin that provides a claimed 13.5 per cent CX coefficient improvement over previous heavy duty Iveco models.

Iveco says that it continues to deliver a wide range of active and passive technologies in the S-WAY including emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning system and an even stronger reinforced ECE R29.03-compliant cabin.

Iveco claims that inside the cabin, functionality meets comfort, with what it describes as an ergonomic dash and cluster layout, abundant storage and a raft of new driver appointments. Also new is Iveco Driver Pal, which is available in the top spec 550hp model.  the comp-any says that Iveco Driver Palis a technology that allows drivers to ‘fully interact with their vehicles and operate all in-cabin controls through voice commands’.

The company says that further S-WAY details will be provided closer to launch date.